Initiative Urban water studies at Depok, Peri-Urban City - Toward the implementation of Water Sensitive City concept

Firdaus Ali, Tito Latif, Irene Sondang, Esty Suyanti, Ahmad Zubair

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The city has increasingly been burdened with the increase of urbanization. The effect of this dynamic is the pressure to the urban environment, specifically on the supply of water and the number of water space. The city of Depok as a peri-urban city continuously experience infrastructure development as the consequences of the capital city, Jakarta's spill over. It resulted in the diminishing amount and quality of water supply and space. Water Sensitive Cities is an innovative approach that is based on similar experience in similar surroundings within Australian cities. The approach integrates the concept of the water cycle with urban development dynamics that consider to ecological equilibrium. To what extent the concept is implemented in one of the middle cities in Indonesia will therefore then be significant for the study of urban developments and water studies in Indonesia. Specifically for the case of Depok, Water Sensitive City studies will provide a guideline as to what will be required to be done with regards to the current condition of water supply and space in the middle city context. The research takes advantage of mix-method approach; content analysis as a lesson learned for Water Sensitive City in several cities and combined with GIS mapping to identify land-use condition comparing with the management of water supply. The research will outline the degree of Water Sensitive City implementation in Depok and what still required to be done. The research will also highlight the extent of which Water Sensitive City as an approach can be applicable in Depok and Indonesia in general.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of GEOMATE
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Middle city
  • Peri-Urban
  • Water Sensitive City
  • Water supply


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